News & Legislation
October 16, 2019 - FALL EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP NOTES Holiday Inn, East Windsor, NJ Registration/continental breakfast Greetings Eric Raphael, Irvin Raphael Bus/NJSBCA President; Chloe Williams, BR Williams/PR/Education Committee Chair Special Invited Guests...
Chloe Williams, President of B.R. Williams, is NSTA’s newest Chair of the Membership Committee and we recently interviewed her.
Effective July 2019, the NJ MVC will begin the issuance of REAL ID driver licenses and non-driver IDs.
Calabrese, Chiaravalloti & Tully Bill: Encouraging Reporting of School Bus Driver Misconduct; Becomes Law
Legislation requiring school buses to have a display of identifying information in order for the public to easily report potential bus driver misconduct. The legislation was recently signed into law.
To study the safety of school bus passengers during a variety of emergency situations, legislation sponsored by Assembly members Chris Tully, Lisa Swain, and Daniel Benson was signed into law Thursday.
The New Jersey Dept. of Education has issued the CPI guidelines for the new school year.
A fatal crash that killed a middle school student & teacher prompted lawmakers to take a more critical look at the drivers and companies responsible for transporting school children.
Bill allowing school bus drivers to administer crucial medication to students during emergencies clears assembly panel.
The Assembly Labor Committee is expected to consider legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to the committee schedule.
A series of school bus safety bills cleared the Senate.
Legislation to improve the safety of students in wheelchairs who are transported on school buses gained unanimous approval from the General Assembly.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner and Senator M. Teresa Ruiz requiring a minimum of one school bus aide for every 15 special needs students on a school bus cleared the full Senate today. "The school bus should be one of the safest places for our...
S-3029, (Smith, B./Bateman) – Establishes ‘Volkswagen Settlement Utilization Fund for Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction and Air Pollution Control’; directs DEP to use moneys in fund to establish and implement certain air pollution control programs.
S-2748 (Sarlo/Oroho) - Exempts fuel used for operation of certain school buses from petroleum products gross receipts tax and motor fuel tax – this bill was just added to the Monday March 13, 2017 Senate board list for consideration.
Oroho’s Transportation Bills Providing Substantive Property Tax Relief Passed by Senate Budget Committee
A pair of transportation-related bills sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) that would substantively reduce the burden on property taxpayers has been approved by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee. The first bill, S3076, appropriates $400 million...
The following bills will be considered: S2748 (Sarlo / Oroho) - Exempts fuel used for operation of certain school buses from petroleum products gross receipts tax and motor fuel tax.
The first of 26 propane-powered school buses were unveiled today at a ceremony in Summerville. In an effort to be more economically and environmentally responsible, the state of South Carolina has purchased these new Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses to replace aging diesel buses. The alternative-fueled buses will be deployed to service Dorchester and Berkeley counties tomorrow.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner and Senator M. Teresa Ruiz requiring a minimum of one school bus aide for every 15 special needs students on a school bus cleared the Senate Education Committee today. "Our schools have the responsibility to ensure...
The new law (A3946) establishes a pilot program appointing three private third-party vendors to administer CDL testing. Of the vendors appointed to participate in the program, one each shall be located in the northern, central and southern regions of the state.
“This will benefit our economy and help New Jersey residents find work in good-paying jobs,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “Without drivers for the trucks, the whole market system breaks down. Truck drivers are in demand. There’s no reason it should take three or four months to schedule a driving test.”